Community Garden

First asparagus

Asparagus Season

August 2012

It’s asparagus season, and JUSTIN RUSSELL sings the praises of one the most delicious vegetables of spring.

Shedding some light

August 2012

Thousands of men (and women) are coming out of the woodwork as part of the Men’s Shed movement, finding a place for friendship, handiwork, community gardening and, ultimately, better wellbeing, writes LINDA COCKBURN.

Unfurling Buds

Garden Jobs for Late Winter

August 2012

Late winter is no time to rest on your laurels. According to JUSTIN RUSSELL, it's one of the busiest times of the year with plenty to do before spring. Let's get cracking!

Potatoes

To Chit, or Not to Chit?

August 2012

To chit or not to chit? That is the question for home growers at this time of the year, so JUSTIN RUSSELL explains the process of chtting, and outlines its benefits.

Orange Tree

The Solution to Citrus Problems

August 2012

What's wrong with my citrus tree? JUSTIN RUSSELL says that this is the most common question asked of garden writers, but the solution is simple. Read on to find out what it is.

Top of the class

August 2012

A small Victorian primary school has earned top marks with an inspiring environmental program, including natural wetlands, energy saving, permaculture gardens, chooks and more. PENNY WOODWARD reports.

The world is not given by your parents but borrowed from your children. A shining example of this can be found at a primary school in the small rural Victorian town of Balnarring.

Green Manure

Time to build healthy soil

July 2012

Late winter is the perfect time to build healthy soil. JUSTIN RUSSELL writes about composting and using green manure.

Killing Frost

A Killing Frost

July 2012

It's been a frosty winter so far in many parts of Australia, but JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests that cold temperatures can be an organic gardener's best friend.

Wood Ash

How to Use Wood Ash

June 2012

Wood heating is common throughout the cooler parts of Australia, but what to do with all that ash. JUSTIN RUSSELL recommends using it in the garden.

Orange Tree

Ripe for the Picking

June 2012

Knowing when to pick a crop of fruit is a vital skill for home growers to learn, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.

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